Tuesday, October 11, 2011

IPN's Fall color!

Fall is here and you can definitely tell by the beautiful reds, oranges and golds in the nursery. It's a great time to plant and dig! Get your gardens and customers happy in Spring from all their gorgeous fall plantings.

Panicum 'Northwind' #3 CONT

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' #1

Rosa 'Sunny Knockout' #3 CONT

Miscanthus 'Morning Light' #7 CONT

Thursday, June 23, 2011

New to IPN...

We have some new plants to welcome here at IPN... WELCOME Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' and Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' "RENHY"! Very different plants, equally beautiful.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' RENHY 3-4' #7 CONT

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' RENHY 3-4' #7 CONT

Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla Strawberry' RENHY 3-4' #7 CONT
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' -native


Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' -native

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Beautiful container trees!

I wanted to let everyone know that we have beautiful trees in containers... From Oaks to Metasequoia we can find one right for you. The Prunus 'Merlot' has a deep purple leaf that emerges green. What a great color contrast!

Metasequoia glyptostroboides 2-2.5" PNP

Prunus 'Merlot' 2-2.5" #25 PNP

Acer 'October Glory' 2.5-3" #25 PNP

Quercus phellos 2-2.5" #25 PNP

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Must Have's That are WOW!

We have so many wonderful looking plants it's hard to believe my eyes... I took lots of pictures the past few days of material that I thought was WOW! Sure hope you think the same. Take a look and let me know what you think....

Nyssa 'Forum' 1.75-2" #25
Cercis 'Forest Pansy' 6-8' #15

Cercis 'Hearts of Gold' 6-8' #15

Spirea 'Anthony Waterer'

Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro #3


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pre-Dug Cornus kousa's are blooming!

We have pre-dug Cornus kousa chinensis, Cornus x 'Stellar Pink', Cornus x 'Venus', and Cornus x 'Constellation' starting to bloom... They will make GREAT Mother's Day gifts or instantly beautify any landscape! Give us a call today and we might be able to get them to you by Friday.

Cornus x 'Constellation'

Cornus x "Stellar Pink'

Cornus x 'Venus'




Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day is coming...

Here is an overview sample of our perennials that have started to bloom, just in time for Mother's Day!

(Aquilegia Biedermier, Dianthus 'Firewitch', Geranium 'New Hampshire Purple', Iris 'Blue King', Nepeta 'Walker's Low', Rosa 'Double-Knockout', Salvia 'Snow Hill', Salvia 'May Night' and Verbena 'Homestead Purple')

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cornus florida

Cornus florida are in full BLOOM! We have all varieties pre-dug and ready to go! Just let us know how many you need...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cherry Blossoms - "Stand with Japan Walk"

As you look around Ingleside Plantation Nurseries the cherry trees are blooming. A gorgeous contrast of pink and white are seen as you drive around. Since we are seeing such beauty we thought about the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Please take a moment and read about the "Stand with Japan Walk".

The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins this weekend in Washington, D.C., and organizers are asking people to participate tonight in a walk around the Tidal Basin where the cherry blossoms have been blooming since they arrived as a gift from Japan in 1912.
Cherry Blossom FestivalIt is being called "Stand with Japan Walk," and it is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (Thursday night) as a show of unity with those suffering from the earthquake and tsunami.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

New: Plant More Plants Program - Garden Center and Landscaper Support Needed

Garden Centers and Landscapers in the Hampton Roads, Richmond, Metro DC, and Baltimore markets are encouraged to support a new program called "Plant More Plants", being promoted this spring by a coalition of industry organizations to promote homeowners to plant more trees, shrubs and perennials. 

Plant More Plants, a personal stewardship campaign by the Chesapeake Bay Program, aims to encourage residential homeowners to take on behaviors that improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay by reducing the harmful effects of storm water runoff – the fastest growing source of pollution – from urban and suburban land. Homeowners in the Hampton Roads and Richmond areas of Virginia, Washington D.C. metropolitan area and Baltimore are encouraged to adopt conservation gardening and lawn care practices that ultimately mitigate harmful pollutants and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

The message to homeowners is simple and encourages a behavior they are already predisposed to do – Grow some good. Plant more plants. Not only do plants make yards more beautiful, but because they also filter storm water runoff, the Chesapeake Bay becomes healthier and more beautiful too.
Plant More Plants encourages consumers to plant native plants to help conserve the Bay’s natural resources. Plants native to the Bay area are adapted to the region’s soil, climate and pests, therefore requiring less water, fertilizer, pesticides and overall maintenance. Native plants are also the best source of food and shelter for wildlife.

Natural landscapes reduce the quantity and improve the quality of storm water runoff. Native plants absorb storm water and act as filters that reduce the harmful effects of fertilizers, pesticides, pet waste and spilled fuels from power equipment. Plant roots grip soil and reduce erosion from storm water runoff. Native species planted on slopes along water bodies and drainage ditches help to prevent erosion and pollution by stabilizing the soil and slowing the flow of rainwater runoff.

Garden Centers and Landscapers are needed to refer homeowners when they are ready to take action on this initiative.  To learn about conservation landscaping and how to help improve the Chesapeake Bay starting in your own backyard, visit www.PlantMorePlants.com.

To become a supporting garden center or landscaper, contact  -  Gary Waugh, Plant More Plants Program Coordinator and Public Relations Manager, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Monday, February 14, 2011

New England Grows

Can't believe a week went by so quickly! I got a chance to attend New England Grows this year and meet a lot of our "Northern" customers. Even though the weather was chilly I had a very warm welcoming! I have to say it was a lovely week. Many customers gave me great input and suggestions to help with our service. One of them was to have more descriptions on our avalabilities. SO, starting this week please notice that we took your suggestions and put them into play on the current availability. We'd like to hear from you about our changes!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

August 17, 2011 - VNLA Field Day at IPN

Mark Your Calendar - August 17, 2011

You're Invited!  Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association has announced the 2011 Field Day will be held Wednesday, August 17 at Ingleside Plantation Nurseries with a special tour event planned for Thursday, August 18.  Activities will include special educational presentations, nursery tours, and vendor exhibits.  Ingleside Vineyards will also be part of both the Field Day and Tour with tastings and a behind the scenes event being planned as part of the Tour Event.  More details will be available in the coming weeks.

So for now, be sure to mark your calendar so you can be with us!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

IPN Plant Photos Now Available

 You can now access hundreds of plant photos linked to each plant variety in the new IPN Live Availability System. These are photos that we have taken  the last three years at IPN.  Each plant may contain up to three photos and we plan to continue to build this great sales tool to include a general photo, as well as two other feature photos such as fall leaf color, or bark closeup, etc. 
 We still have work to do, so we appreciate your patience, but for now, there's plenty of photos to enjoy and utilize. 

To view some of these new photos, follow this link to the IPN homepage and then select Live Availabilities at the bottom.  Once there, you will see plant names with small thumbnail photos (seen above).  Click on the thumbnail photo to open the details window (example below).  Try it and let us know what you think!

Post-MANTS 2011 Update

The post MANTS results are in and the overall vision for spring is steady improvement.  Previous years' planting reductions by many growers are beginning to surface and product availability is tightening. We continue to plant and prepare for the future. There may be a shortage of flowering trees in the market that we currently have available (quantities are limited). While many things are changing in the industry, we are committed to being a consistent plant source for you!

Conservative, just-in-time buying continues to be the norm and therefore our No Minimum Order Amount, Consistent Plant Quality and Great Service is a great set of tools for your business today!